08 Nov 2012

To Do

A happenin’ party. Photo by craigCloutier

You guys! What are we going to do now that the election is over? Don’t you feel just a bit empty, having nothing to speculate about and obsess over?

Before we start plotting for 2016 let’s get out and have a little fun this weekend.

Tonight from 6:30 -8:30 practice some public speaking of your own over at the Hill Center where Christine Clapp is offering a class on toast-making. (No, not the rye kind: the wry kind! *knee-slap* -MHC)  Many of us have been subjected to rambling and/or incoherent attempts at cleverness and/or “humor” that miss their mark entirely. Don’t let that happen to you, or the people forced to listen to you.  For $45 you can sip champagne while you learn the finer points of this gracious art.  Clikck here to sign up.

You can also watch baristas in action at the Latte Art competition at Pound the Hill. Registration begins at 8:30 and the contest gets going at 9.

Friday night groove on the lost art of the liner note. If you are of a certain age you may recall the musician musings which accompanied a CD, cassette or vinyl LP. Actress and dancer Paige Hernandez has turned these into a series called Liner Notes, musical/theatrical meditations that feel like a party.  This edition of Liner Notes is all “family,” featuring music from the O’Jays, Dizzy Gillespie, Outkast, the Bee Gees, Salt-n-Pepa and more. Appropriate for audiences 8 and up.  Click here to sign up.

Saturday Help victims of Hurricane Sandy while getting your groove on! On Saturday, November 10th from 10:00am-4:00pm, there with be a Dance-A-Thon at Gallaudet University to raise money for the American Red Cross, to help with Relief Efforts following Hurricane Sandy. This event is open to the public, and participants can sign up at the door. It will be held in the Sorenson Language and Communication Center (SLCC) first floor atrium. If you would like more information, contact community.relations@gallaudet.edu.  If I didn’t have to spend the day at a baseball tournament in Leesburg I’d totally be there. Not because I’m a great dancer or anything but because of this Gilmore Girls episode.

After all that boogieing you deserve some serious chow. Check out the wild game and whiskey dinner at Art and Soul. Chef Wes Morton serves up a monthly Saturday Night Dinner series. The four course meal begins with a reception and passed hors d’oeuvres on the patio (weather-permitting). Guests move indoors to enjoy a four-course, family-style supper with cocktail pairings and live music. Cost is $65 per person and reservations can be made by calling 202.393.7777.

Sunday night jazz meets avant garde French film making at the Atlas. William Parker, a renowned double bass player has re-scored Jean Luc Godard’s classic ’60s film “Alphaville.” The film will be shown during the concert. The pre-show talk begins at 7pm and the concert at 8pm. Need tickets? Click here!


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